Perpetual Groove Live at The Pourhouse on 2003-04-24
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- Live concert
- Perpetual Groove
Do it Again*
* w/ Al Oikari (keys) and Chris Castino (guitar) from The Big Wu
Several level adjustments made during the first two minutes of TSM²
- 2003-04-28 15:39:12
- M1>POCAB SPDIF-IN>Cool Edit Pro>CD Wave>SHN (mkw 0.97b)
- Raleigh, NC
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- The Pourhouse
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The show opens with a personal favorite of mine, "TSMM." Although I have no idea exactly what the title of the song is, I first heard it on their newest studio album. "TSMM" is a vocal song, coming from a band that splits their vocals and instrumentals about 50%. Brock Butler, their lead singer and guitarist has a classic voice. Not enough bands these days really focus on the vocals, and even within those that do, the vocals seem to lack uniqueness or character. Butler's voice is a breath of fresh air, and "TSMM" showcases that character. The second song is called "Decepticon Structure." The relavency of the title is lost on me, but it doesn't matter. I am not as familiar with this song as most of the others, but I enjoyed hearing it. Decepticon is an instrumental and the main guitar line really hooks you. It has a bit of a mellow overtone, but the song never lets you down. A new one for me, but I like it none the less.
"Suburband Speedball" is a brand new one from the band and this is one of the best tunes I have heard in a long time. Easily cross-over friendly to mainstream radio, this new song is catchy, fun and simple. It's also one of the shorter songs the band has written. Without a doubt, my new favorite Perpetual Groove song. Their is a catchy loop that rolls around in the background layers of the song that drives me nuts! Listen to this track!
Next song is a favorite instrumental of mine. "Teakwood Betz" first took me on a ride when I listened to their new album. On the album, it's tight and light. But, live - well, that's a whole different story. Lately it seems, the song itself has begun with a loose, spacey jam, containing basic elements (you know what I'm talking about if you've heard the song)of the main themes. This little jam slowly converges into the stopping point that marks the beginning of this tune. The song has two parts. The first part is what I call the desperate - I don't know why, there just seems to be an overall feeling of dire, reaching and strectching across the musical plain. The second half gets a little darker - which I like. The sections are broken up with a loop breakdown coming from both the guitar and keys. I love this tune - makes you dance hard.
Steely Dan's "Do It Again" closes out the Perpetual Groove set. Chris and Al from The Big Wu both sit in with the band for this accurate, jammy cover. Brock and Chris intertwine seemlessly, but I think Al is lost in the mix on the keys. Great cover, another showcase of how great Butler's vocals can be live.
This is a great up and coming band, and as each show passes and the more recordings I hear, the better they get. I am excited to see what's next from these guys!
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